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The Chinese military launched live-fire drills around Taiwan, coming unusually close to the self-governing island and causing delays for ships and air traffic to protest a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Beijing says violated its sovereignty.

“The exercises have begun,” China’s navy said on its official social-media account shortly after noon local time Thursday.

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